CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER CAKE WITH SALTED CARAMEL SAUCE {soy free}

This delicious chocolate peanut butter cake with salted caramel sauce combines everyone’s favourite flavours into one amazingly tasty and scrumptious looking drip cake. Layers of airy but moist peanut butter sponge are sandwiched between decadent silky chocolate buttercream, and the salted caramel sauce adds the finishing touch.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake with Salted Caramel Sauce - This delicious sweet treat combines everyone’s favourite flavours into one amazingly tasty and scrumptious looking drip cake. Layers of airy but moist peanut butter sponge are sandwiched between decadent silky chocolate buttercream, and the salted caramel sauce adds the finishing touch.

This will be a quick one. You see, it was my birthday yesterday. Which necessarily and logically means that I’ve spent the whole Sunday afternoon baking my own birthday cake. ‘Cause that’s just what foodies and food bloggers do. 

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“BOUNTY” CHOCOLATE COCONUT SANDWICH COOKIES {gluten, dairy, soy, nut & ref. sugar free}

Prepare to be blown away by how absolutely scrumptious these “Bounty” chocolate coconut sandwich cookies are. Crumbly decadent chocolate cookies meet flavour-charged coconut filling in this gluten, dairy and refined sugar free treat, which features coconut in three different forms!

“Bounty” Chocolate Coconut Sandwich Cookies - Prepare to be blown away by how absolutely scrumptious these “Bounty” chocolate coconut sandwich cookies are. Crumbly decadent chocolate cookies meet flavour-charged coconut filling in this gluten, dairy and refined sugar free treat, which features coconut in three different forms!

I don’t like recipes. Which is ironic, considering that I have a food blog, and that at the end of this post, you’ll find a recipe (for super duper delicious “Bounty” sandwich cookies… just so you know) that I’ve written. But it’s true, nonetheless. It’s almost like very time I’m reading (and considering following) a recipe, there’s this voice at the back of my head muttering: “Just who do you think you are, telling me what to do. Bah, noooo thank you.” It doesn’t help that almost every time I have followed a recipe, something went spectacularly wrong. 

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HOW TO: ALUMINIUM FREE HOMEMADE BAKING POWDER (and why you really want to make and use it)

Has your baking ever come out of the oven a weird greenish purple colour? Or has it ever had a strange metallic taste? Then read on! This super-easy formula for aluminium-free homemade baking powder works just as well as the store-bought version. However, it gives you the peace of mind both when it comes to the appearance and taste of your baking, and to your health.

This post is the first in what will eventually become a compilation of “top secret” (but not really) tips and tricks that will make your life (at least when it comes to cooking and baking) so much easier. All posts in this series can be found here (or under the “How To’s” category in the recipe index).

Aluminium Free Homemade Baking Powder - This super-easy formula for aluminium-free homemade baking powder works just as well as the store-bought version. Moreover, it gives you the peace of mind both when it comes to the appearance and taste of your baking, and to your health.

Let me tell you a little story (or you can just skip to the bottom of the post to read the important bit, the aluminium free homemade baking powder formula – but the middle part is informative, and well… you can amuse yourself with a baking failure story).

It all started with a craving for cupcakes. Not just any old cupcakes, though. Raspberry cupcakes. Specifically, cupcakes with the (strained and deseeded, for nobody likes suspiciously crunchy cupcakes or a chipped tooth) raspberry puree mixed into the batter. Because, honestly, simply mixing the whole raspberries into the cupcakes is so predictable, done-before, and way too likely to succeed. Why not complicate things? Makes it so much more interesting.

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“NUTELLA” HAZELNUT CHOCOLATE SANDWICH COOKIES {gluten, dairy, soy & ref. sugar free}

Gooey homemade Nutella filling joins crumbly hazelnut cookies in these “Nutella” hazelnut chocolate sandwich cookies. Because two cookies are always better than one, and who in their right mind would ever say no to homemade Nutella?

“Nutella” Hazelnut Chocolate Sandwich Cookies - Gooey homemade Nutella filling joins crumbly hazelnut cookies in these sandwich cookies. Because two cookies are always better than one, and who in their right mind would ever say no to homemade Nutella?

As a scientist (in the making?), I like equations and nice, neat logical arguments. So here’s today’s favourite: if one cookie is great, two cookies are better, and if you put a filling in the middle, you have a winner. Another logical argument: everyone loves Nutella (fact), and everyone loves cookies (fact) – therefore it follows that everyone will love (to the power of about a thousand) these “Nutella” hazelnut chocolate sandwich cookies. Fact. Case closed. (And these are gluten free, dairy free and refined sugar free sandwich cookies, how amazing is that?!)

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